Top 5 best Whitney Houston performances

She was a singer, a songwriter, and an occasional actress who did a little bit of modeling and producing too. Can you guess who she is? Whitney Houston. She has influenced everyone from Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga and remains to be one of the best-selling superstars ever on the planet. As one of the most critically acclaimed artists of her generation, Houston was (and is still is) one of the greatest voices the world has heard. In fact, she has the records to prove it. The question on everyone's mind is, what are her best, most memorable performances?

1. "National Anthem" at "Tampa Bay Stadium" On January 27th 1991, Houston blew up the spotlight at Super Bowl XXV with her rendition of this classic American tune. Before game time, I think it's safe to say she garnered millions of fans that day. There are no other artists yet who has touched Houston's version.

2. "I Will Always Love You" at "Radio City Music Hall" On March 1st 1994, Houston graced the stage for the 36th Annual Grammy Awards to perform this Dolly Parton classic. Not only is this the biggest hit of her entire career, it is the best-selling song by any female artist to date.

3. "Didn't We Almost Have It All" at "Notre Dame Stadium" In the late Summer (July-August) 1987, Houston performed this song for individuals with special needs and their families for the Special Olympic games. This performance was one of her best because it proved she was a true philanthropic soul who used her voice for the right reasons.

4. "I Have Nothing" at "Ellis Park" On November 12th, Houston performed a huge set of songs to honor Nelson Mandela who became president that year. The concerts lasted from the 8th until the 19th. With an extensive set list, this performance by far is one of her best ever.

5. "So Emotional" at "Yokohama Arena" On March 14th and 15th of 1991, Houston kicked off her I'm Your Baby Tonight tour in Yokohama, Japan. Although she performed an extensive set list, it was this performance that blew many away.